6 - Torrell Baker|
|Hometown:||Long Beach, Calif.|
|Previous School:||Long Beach Poly HS|
Returned to wide receiver in the spring after playing running back for most of last year…will also contend for the starting job as a kick and punt returner.
2006 Season: Ranked second on the team with 131 rushing yards…averaged 2.5 yards per carry…scored his first career rushing touchdown at Montana…tallied a season-high 35 yards on seven carries against Weber State…that total included a career-long 20 yard rush…caught 16 passes during the season to tie for the third most on the team…finished the year with 91 receiving yards…top game came in the win at Idaho State where he had four receptions for 41 yards, including a long of 19…was the leading punt returner on the team…had seven returns for 50 yards…averaged 7.1 yards per return…had a 20-yard return against Cal Poly…also returned four kickoffs during the year…had a 26-yard return in the win at Eastern Washington.
2005 Season: Named honorable mention all-Big Sky as a special teams player…appeared in all 11 games, starting five…named Most Improved on the team…ended the year with 11 receptions for 109 yards and a touchdown…also had one rush for six yards…caught two passes against Northern Arizona, Azusa Pacific, Montana State and Montana…top yardage performance came against APU where he amassed 48 yards and a touchdown…that total included a 32-yard reception…had seven kickoff returns for 136 yards (19.4) to rank second on the team…had a 43-yard return against Idaho State which was the third-best on the team during the year…tallied five tackles on special teams.
2004 Season: Sat out the season as a redshirt.
High School: A 2004 graduate of Long Beach Poly High School…named first team all-Moore League after rushing for 1,153 yards during his senior season…scored 22 touchdowns and added a pair of two-point conversions for 134 total points…top rushing game came against Compton HS where he had 153 yards on eight carries…also had a season-long 96-yard run against Compton…rushed for at least 100 yards in three-straight games…scored four touchdowns in the win over Long Beach Wilson HS…team finished the year 11-3 overall…recorded 41 receptions for 604 yards and five touchdowns…was an All-American in the high jump as a junior…cleared 6’9” in 2003.
Personal: Born 12-13-85…an ethnic studies major…also recruited by Weber State and Utah State…parents are Michael and Torry Baker.